When was the last time you thoroughly questioned something? Is everything you do just what you do? Click on facebook. Click on emails. Click, click, click. Reading and digesting “information” at face value and accepting it like a glass of water on a hot day.
Doublethink is a term used by George Orwell to describe accepting what you are told even when you were once told the complete opposite. Undoublethink is an effort to shine the light on the danger of doublethink.
In Orwell’s “1984”, the prefix “un” was applied to a word to make it mean “bad” or “not good.” While reading Orwell it’s simple to point out the dangers of doublethink. However, the distinction gets cloudy in our day-to-day lives. We must question everything told to us on the news, by strangers, our parents, friends, twitter, facebook, blogs, ourselves…to realize the variations of truth as the truth is ever changing.